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New club man rolls up sleeves

Gary Parker-Nance

Gary Parker-Nance is getting stuck into grass roots level sport after two decades running international stadiums.

Young talent makes the cut

Clara Wigmore

Clara Wigmore has gone from making pillows and trackpants to high fashion garments out of old bed sheets.

Dangerous trees choppered out

Trunk

A jogger's close call with a falling branch has resulted in four large trees being removed from a park.

Hospice needs nurse

Cancer family

Totara Hospice is appealing for urgent donations so it can fund a specialist triage nurse.

Theatre debut a dream come true

Leighton Stichbury

Leighton Stichbury is in acting heaven after debuting alongside Michael Hurst and Theresa Healey.

Good progress at Guy homestead

guy homestead

The restoration of a derelict and burnt-out historic house has reached the halfway mark.

Flu shots in demand at busy clinic

Flu shot

Demand for the winter flu vaccination has doubled at the Manukau SuperClinic this year, with more than 1000 doses used so far.

Sisters saddle up, ride to success

Emelia Forsyth

Equestrian expertise is a family trait for Georgina and Emelia Forsyth who are busy claiming titles in national competitions.

Opera singer's musical score

Filipe Manu

An internship with New Zealand Opera will help Filipe Manu's classical music career hit the right notes.

Mobility dog's mysterious death

Duke

The police and SPCA are investigating the possible poisoning of a much-loved mobility dog.

General election's first step unfolds

Enrol

3.2 million envelopes are about to be sent around the country so that registered voters can check their details.

Planner: gas station by school alright

bp

BP should be allowed to build a service station next to a primary school, an Auckland Council officer says.

'Worst served in public transport'

Bus

Long-suffering public transport passengers from South-East Auckland are among the most poorly served in the city.

Kids invent fire alert for deaf

Students with deaf device

Three youngsters who invented a device to help deaf people escape fires are showing it off in the US.

Run reds at your own risk

Four new red light cameras are coming to East Auckland in the New Year.

CAB hunts out new location

The Botany branch of Citizens Advice Bureau will close as the lease expires at its current premises.

Family spreading festive cheer

A snow machine, blow-up reindeer and Santa Claus himself are making Christmas dreams come true at one brightly lit household.

Policewoman's lasting lessons for kids

After serving schools for 32 years, police officer Adele White is calling it a day.

Concern over pollution, lighting, fumes

Opponents of a new BP petrol station can't believe it has been given the go ahead.

Outdoor dining may go due to charges

East Auckland cafe owners are worried about council's plan to increase fees for cafes using the footpath to host diners.

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